For the third consecutive year, 100 percent of Muskingum University nursing graduates passed the National Council Licensure Examination on their first attempt, the University announced today.
“Thanks to the remarkable work of our students and faculty, Muskingum’s nursing program is continuing to set itself apart as one of the most successful programs in the state,” said Muskingum University President Susan S. Hasseler. “This result, achieved each of the past three years, further demonstrates our deep commitment to our students and their success.”
The nursing program at Muskingum combines the best of the institution’s liberal arts and sciences with a structured nursing curriculum to build a comprehensive Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) experience.
“Few nursing programs are fortunate enough to achieve this result three years in a row,” said Dr. Cynthia Wilkins, director and chair of nursing programs at Muskingum University. “Every member of our faculty takes great pride in our students’ remarkable achievements and their work toward making an important and meaningful impact on their communities.”
Muskingum offers two programs in nursing — the bachelor’s degree program for traditional pre-licensure students and an adult (online) R.N. to B.S.N. program for established nurses wishing to earn their Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree.
In 2016, Muskingum’s nursing program received a 10-year accreditation — the most that a program can be awarded — by meeting all four standards from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Nursing programs choose to become CCNE-accredited as a mark of excellence in nursing education, Dr. Wilkins explained.
Students accepted into the pre-licensure bachelor’s degree program currently fulfill their clinical requirements at a variety of local and regional organizations and facilities, including Genesis Healthcare System, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, the Zandex Health Care Corporation facilities, the Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department, Rambo Memorial Health Center, Cambridge Behavioral Hospital, The Oaks at Bethesda and Franklin Local School District.
For more information on the nursing programs at Muskingum University, visit muskingum.edu/Nursing or call 740-826-6160.